| FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
February 3, 2017
Contact: Robbie Wilbur
(JACKSON, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, lifted a water contact advisory Friday for sampling station 14 (Front Beach in Ocean Springs.) Advisories were issued for stations 3, 4, 6, and 8, and advisories remain in effect for stations 19 and 20.
MDEQ Lifts Advisory for Station 14 and Issues Advisories for Four Stations
An advisory is lifted for:
►Station 14 – Front Beach near Martin Ave. (Ocean Springs) -- from the Yacht Club east to Jackson Ave.
Advisories are issued for:
►Station 3 -- Waveland Beach -- the extent is from Oak Blvd. east to Favre St.
►Station 4 -- Bay St. Louis Beach -- from the Box Culvert east to Ballantine St.
►Station 6 -- Pass Christian Central Beach -- from Henderson Ave. east to Hiern Ave.
►Station 8 -- Gulfport West Beach -- from Maria Ave. east to Camp Ave.
Advisories remain in effect for:
►Station 19 -- Pascagoula Beach West -- from Oliver St. east to Westwood St.
►Station 20 -- Pascagoula Beach East -- from Westwood St. east to Grand Oaks Dr.
These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas. When water samples show that levels are safe for human contact, the advisories will be lifted. Swimmers are reminded that the Beach Task Force has a standing recommendation that swimming not occur during or within 24 hours of a significant rainfall event.
More information about the Mississippi Beach Monitoring Program and the status of beach advisories is available at: http://opcgis.deq.state.ms.us/beaches.
To receive beach advisories directly, send an email to email@example.com for inclusion in a public group email list, text "MDEQbeach" to 95577, or follow MDEQ on Twitter: @MDEQ.
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Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
Post Office Box 2261
Jackson, Mississippi 39225